Robert Downey Jr is set to star in The Judge, a comedy/drama from director David Dobkin (The Wedding Crashers).
Here’s the synopsis:
“A successful attorney returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town’s judge, is the murder suspect. The man sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.”
The news here is that Robert Duvall has just signed on to play the title role. The filmmakers were trying to get Jack Nicholson, but he’s getting kind of fickle in his old age and wouldn’t commit. Personally I think Duvall is a better choice anyway.